Tuesday, May 08, 2012

Frappuccino


Pencils for an illustration I may or may not finish.

One of the challenges of parenting for me is maintaining enthusiasm for creative projects. I begin with a lot of energy and excitement, but where I used to just sit down and work on something for several hours/days until it was done, I now must work in small increments, stopping and starting over and over. After stoping and starting five or six times, it feels (even if it's not true) that the art is going nowhere and I should probably just start something new.

Writing seems to be the one exception to the rule, thank goodness. And I think it's because even if I can only sit down for a half hour, I can still knock out a couple of pages and create something that, even if needs polish, still feels complete.

31 comments:

Fabián Fucci said...

Beautiful sketch!

Almie said...

finish it! That's great! :D

Jennifer said...

Sarah, I totally get it. Awesome sketch!

Gerardo Delgadillo said...

Wow! That's an awesome sketch, and I have to agree with writing. I write for about an hour a day. The caveat? I need to re-read a few pages to get my mind set to whatever I was thinking the previous day.

Amanda Stoner said...

Pleeeeeeease finish - it's lovely!

Jez Tuya said...

this is beautiful! Please do paint it :)

mark said...

Sarah, This is SO amazing! I know how hard it can be to try to create , and somehow be a great parent. Takes LOTS more energy and focus. It helps when I see what all our colleagues are doing like yourself. This is today's inspiration to get back to scoring the latest thing, . . [Due next wk!]

KAHNEHTEH said...

It's been forever since my last visit and I am regretful for the lack of effort on my part.

You've outdone yourself over and over, with each and every new entry. And now, with these new comic book pages, I am taken out at the knees to know you're becoming and even better storyteller.

It is to say that however impressed I was with who you were as an artist, with one (long overdue) visit today, I am 100x more convinced.

Thank you for sharing. And thank you for the inspiration.


Eric.

Rebecca Crane said...

Oh, this is one of my favourite sketches you've ever done! Also totally jealous you got to see Glen Keane the other day.
I've been watching your blog for months; just thought I'd say hi! :)

RadeoFlier said...

One of the things that I dig most about your work is your command of line weight; not that you need my approval of your good work, but I thought I'd share compliment... thanks for keeping your work so open!

Gabriel Olson said...

really enjoy the feel of this drawing.

L ROSSI said...

Just echoing everyone else here in saying that this is a very cool drawing n.n

Outsourcing Insurance Claims Processing said...

Good drawing. You are fair and balanced.

Riley MacGregor said...

Cool drawing....

Larissa said...

I'd like to see it finished. It's so beautiful!

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Freckled Fawn said...

keep working on your artwork!! i would love to see more :)

Brenda Huber said...

very original, funny and cool

Ty Carter said...

Beautiful!

Chiara Blades said...

very nice, really beautiful...

Kari Els said...

that talent! really a
beautiful job...

Vania Rachell Noguera Medina said...

your work is very nice and this girl seems to have many things on my mind, fun...

Rejo John said...

Yes, its tough when you take long breaks. I always end up getting some new ideas and forget the one that I was working on.

Be stubborn! Keep at it!!



http://focusedartist.blogspot.in/

Nicolas Boyer said...

Hi,
I found a real good image of you :
http://2black.files.wordpress.com/2008/07/sarahs-sketches-character-design-5.jpg?w=400
I'm a 3d artist : http://nicolasboyer.com and i would like to recreate your image in 3D. Are you agreed with this ?
Thanks in advance and keep the good work ;)
Bye

frankgrauillustrator said...

Very nice. Plus, that's exactly what goes through my mind when I drink a frap as well.

cynthia_k said...

i found your blog by mistake, i absolutely love your sketches and drawings. I draw and write too, but for me it's the exact opposite. i can finish a drawing easily; writing on the other hand i always feel i should go back and review everything or even scratch it and start from the beginning.

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Posting Load and Truck said...

These kind of post are always inspiring, thank you for the post.

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